I've started tying a few articulated flies in the past 6 months. There are some patterns I want to do that require Articulation Shanks. Unfortunately, money is always an issue with me. Those shanks aren't cheap.

I also happen to be a wire-bender, and will make my own inline spinners. I've been tossing around the idea of bending my own Articulation Shanks. Has anyone tried this? Anyone know what size wire is used for the commercial ones?